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Bengal Bytes (12/9): High five

After a huge division win the Bengals went out and gave back to the community. The Steelers rise up in the power rankings. Take a look at how much of the mess the playoffs are, and report cards for every team after 12 games.

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From Andy Dalton to Carlos Dunlap, busy Bengals spent Monday giving back
A day after their blowout win over the Browns, several Bengals players were giving back to the community in a variety of ways. Quarterback Andy Dalton and defensive end Carlos Dunlap were two of those players. Dunlap partnered with former defensive tackle Devon Still in a fundraiser that was designed to assist their foundations.

A high five
Andy Dalton, wearing a Santa hat during a Christmas season he has helped deliver the best start to a 16-game season in Bengals’ history, locked eyes with his wife as if she were A.J. Green and he was one-on-one. He had just said good-bye to the 17 families, wished them one last "Merry Christmas," to close out the Monday night holiday party, and Jordan Dalton’s eyes told him they were both relieved and rejoicing.

Bengals Beat Podcast: Week 14

Bengals beat writers Paul Dehner Jr. and Jim Owczarski discuss the win against St. Louis, if Geno Atkins' reserved nature hurts his national exposure, background on the evolution of the London trip and addressing season-ticket holder angst.

12-7 Marvin Lewis press conference transcript
Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis held a press conference on Monday after the Bengals 37-3 win at Cleveland on Sunday and looking ahead to this Sunday's game against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Paul Brown Stadium; here is the transcript.

Depth charge
This is Bengals offensive coordinator Hue Jackson’s 15th season in the NFL. He’s been with five teams, worked with Al Davis and Ozzie Newsome, coached offense and defense, been a head coach, and from everything you read will be a head man again somewhere next year.

Notes: Bengals flexed out of 'SNF', Shaw OK after collision
Bengals corner Josh Shaw is OK after a scary collision, the team is flexed out of 'Sunday Night Football,' Troy Hill has a special homecoming and the team wants Chris Lewis-Harris back.

Devon Still says he has two futures contract offers
Devon Still shared some good news last week when he announced that his five-year-old daughter Leah’s most recent scans showed no evidence of cancer. He hopes to have some more good news to share about his football career when the season comes to an end.

Behind Enemy Lines

Pittburgh Steelers' Antonio Brown vs. Cincinnati Bengals' A.J. Green
The NFL is all about matchups. The No. 1 wide receivers for the Pittsburgh Steelers and Cincinnati Bengals are a matchup problem for their opponent every week, but this week in Cincinnati they'll face off with each other in the fight for receiver supremacy.

Steelers Week already heating up
Didn’t take long for the reality of Steelers week to set in around Paul Brown Stadium. Before players even left the premises on Monday, conversation had already surfaced from up the Ohio River.

Pittsburgh Steelers surge in NFL Power Rankings for Week 14 | The MMQB with Peter King
Not sure the 37-3 win over Cleveland said anything more than this: The Cleveland Browns are truly a horrible football team. The team Pittsburgh will field at Cincinnati on Sunday has three better wide receivers than New England will field at Houston, and one better running back than New England will suit up. Defenses are comparable. Offenses are not

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